Platitude - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplætɪtuːd|  American pronunciation of the word platitude
Brit.  |ˈplatɪtjuːd|  British pronunciation of the word platitude

noun

- a trite or obvious remark (syn: banality, bromide, cliche, commonplace)

Examples

His speech was filled with familiar platitudes about the value of hard work and dedication.

...“blondes have more fun” is a silly platitude...

He's always mouthing platitudes.

His excuse was the platitude 'boys will be boys.'

Word forms

noun
singular: platitude
plural: platitudes
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